Monday, December 17, 2007

Divine Intervention

Today, while I was standing on a chair trying to wedge our angel onto the top of our tree, Ben attempted to cut his sister's hair with hedge clippers. I looked down just in time to prevent him from putting an emergency room sized gash in her head. I am starting to believe that God has a assigned those two their own personal guardian Angel, or surely one of them would be dead by now.

Ben received a spanking for this incident. There was no question in his or my mind about whether or not he knew he was not supposed to touch the hedge clippers, and some things, like objects of potential dismemberment, need a strong hands-off reminder.

Author's Note: Hedge Clippers = Pruning Shears. I used the wrong word! They were NOT electric and they were inside my home to prune the top of the tree for the Angel. :-(

4 comments:

Spice Girl said...

Hedge clippers? Hedge clippers, Joy?

You must remember that the snow is at least waist-deep in my backyard right now. My waist, that is, not Samuel's or Will's.

Chaotic Joy said...

I guess you would actually call them pruning shears, not hedge clippers. I was using them to trim the branches off the top of the tree so the angel would fit.

karen said...

+1 WMP for letting your toddlers play with pruning shears! You might have gotten two points if it'd been hedge clippers but there would have had to be pictorial evidence that Ben could actually lift them. :)

Spice Girl said...

Phew. I was about to hate you for living in balmy GA!

Yeah, we actually DID have our hedge clippers out to trim our tree, NOT the pruning shears, because we can't find the pruning shears!

I'll still give you a point.